Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hodgkin, Sir Alan Lloyd 1914-1998. British physiologist. He shared a 1963 Nobel Prize for research on nerve cells.
  • Hodgkin, Dorothy Mary Crowfoot 1910-1994. Egyptian-born British chemist. She won a 1964 Nobel Prize for determining the structure of compounds needed in combating pernicious anemia.

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

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  • n. English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (1914-1998)
  • n. English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
  • n. English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)

Etymologies

From Hodge, Middle English diminutive of the given name Roger +‎ -kin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Oppenheimer recently projected that peak annual sales of this drug for use in Hodgkin lymphoma would exceed $400 million.

    Seattle Genetics, Takeda Lymphoma Drug Shows Success

  • His grandfather, Thomas Hodgkin, and uncle, Robin Hodgkin, were historians and to begin with Alan hesitated between history and science.

    Alan L. Hodgkin - Biography

  • Mrs.M. R. Hodgkin is Children's Book Editor at Macmillan Publishing

    Alan L. Hodgkin - Biography

  • Hodgkin is a Professor of Biophysics at Cambridge University and received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1963.

    Peyton Rous - Biography

  • 'Some ghastly thing called Hodgkin's disease, which makes her glands swell, or something, and turn cellular, whatever that really means.

    Smokescreen

  • SANJAY GUPTA, CNN SENIOR MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, this is called Hodgkin's lymphoma.

    CNN Transcript May 20, 2009

  • Bone-marrow transplants, first offered in the 1960s, have been used to treat leukemia, aplastic anemia, lymphomas such as Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, immune-deficiency disorders and some solid tumors such as breast and ovarian cancer.

    Building Diversity in Bone-Marrow Registries

  • It may even decrease their risk of certain cancers such as Hodgkin's disease.

    Raising Healthy Kids

  • As suspected, the mass was a lymphoma, a relatively rare variant called Hodgkin’s disease.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • According to Farlex, Inc., this rare malignant tumor is caused by cells that have metastasized from other diseases such as Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

    eHow - Health How To's

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